Astrobotic announced that it acquired Masten Space Systems, along with its portfolio of space technology, for $4.5 million.
Amazon acquiring warehouse robotics maker Cloostermans
Amazon has used Cloostermans products, including robots to package products for customer orders, since 2019.
FTC investigating Amazon’s acquisition of iRobot
The FTC is investigating whether the data provided by Roomba gives Amazon an unfair advantage in the retail industry and how iRobot fits into Amazon’s existing consumer product portfolio.
RoboBusiness keynote to analyze state of robotics investment
Leading robotics sector investors to discuss business, technological and social drivers for investment, gating factors and headwinds and why robotics startups succeed and fail.
The state of robotics investment
Cowen’s Peter Finn on the state of investment into the robotics industry and the impact of inflation, higher interest rates, and other issues.
Inside Amazon’s robotics ecosystem
Amazon has built a vast robotics ecosystem through acquisitions, investments, and internally developed products.
Amazon buying iRobot for $1.7B
If this deal goes through, iRobot would be Amazon’s fourth most-expensive acquisition ever.
Accenture acquiring robotics integrator Eclipse Automation
Accenture said the acquisition will enable it to offer automated production lines that leverage the cloud, data and AI.
Former Mazor Robotics VP accused of insider trading
Ron Tavlin allegedly informed a friend about Medtronic’s impending acquisition announcement of Mazor Robotics in 2018.
American Robotics to acquire Airobotics
American Robotics, a fully-owned subsidiary of Ondas Holdings, announced it signed a term sheet to acquire Airobotics.
Qualcomm acquires Cellwize for $350M to accelerate 5G deployments
The acquisition could help accelerate deployments of both public and private 5G networks, which could benefit many technologies, including robotics.
Symbotic closes SPAC deal and debuts on NASDAQ
Symbotic made its debut on the NASDAQ today under ticker symbol “SYM” after completing its business combination with SVF Investment Corp. 3.
stow Robotics acquires majority stake in AMR developer iFollow
Founded in 2017, iFollow makes three AMRs that can transport 300 kg, 600 kg and 1,000 kg payloads.
Ocado Group acquires robotics startup Myrmex for $11M
Myrmex acquisition could enable faster rollout of AFL across Ocado Group’s global CFC footprint, as well as open up new opportunities for the development of bespoke automation solutions for the Ocado Smart Platform.
MHS Global and Fortna combine
The details of the deal were not disclosed, and the transaction is still subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals.
Halma acquires underwater ROV maker Deep Trekker
Deep Trekker creates ROVs that are used for underwater inspection and tasks in a variety of industries, including aquaculture.
Bosch acquires autonomous vehicle company Five AI
Five’s development and testing platform for software used in AVs will be merged with Bosch’s software engineering environment.
Sarcos acquiring RE2 Robotics for $100M
The combined company will offer an extended product portfolio to target a much broader spectrum of customers across the commercial and defense sectors.
Waypoint’s robots officially join Locus with rebrand
Two of Waypoint Robotics’ heavy payload AMRs are being rebranded to join a new line of Locus Robotics’ LocusBots.
Element Logic acquires SDI Industries
Element Logic plans to leverage SDI’s eight U.S. locations and five Latin American locations and make SDI an AutoStore integrator.
Bosch Rexroth acquiring majority of cobot maker Kassow Robots
Bosch said the acquisition enables it to offer one-stop solutions, especially for the consumer goods and mobility industry including battery production as well as for the semiconductor production.
Ondas Holdings acquiring Ardenna to boost drone technology
Ondas subsidiary American Robotics will leverage Ardenna’s analytics software to accelerate growth within the rail industry.